Can't recall if any of the mtbr.com NM folks are from SC - guess not. My advice is to go see the folks at Gila Hike and Bike, 103 East College Road - right in town, and they can help ya out with rides and possibly gear. I'd highly recommend bringing your own bike though!BoilerSteve said:I'm traveling into Silver City to spend the weekend with my wife and mother in law from Friday night 12/16 through Monday 12/19. I'm thinking of renting a bike for the weekend and doing some rides. Any advice on the best rides in the area would be much appreciated. Also, anyone local who's interested in joining me please let me know.
Check out the Signal Peak area - about 20 minutes north of town, and the site of an annual ass-kickin race race called the Signal Peak Challenge. Each year the shop goes all-out with a theme (In Search of the Holy Trail, Buddhas of the Gila, Gilabillies...) for the race and it's a blast.
To note: Weather-wise, you may be pretty limited to rides at the lowest elevations, if any - as they do get good snow in the Gila!